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Corrections Officer Spring Hill

Full time
Expires in: EXPIRED
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Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

Join our Frontline Whānau!

  • Free onsite parking
  • Work with a diverse team who are focussed on making a difference
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities

Te Tuunga | Job

Corrections Officer, He Aapiha Whare Herehere.

The Corrections Officer role is about being a great role model and looking for opportunities to engage with people in a positive way. You will have the ability to not only change the lives of whaanau but also influence change through your interactions.

He koorero mou | About you

  • Do you understand the importance of whakapapa?
  • Do you have a positive mindset? 
  • Can you engage with whaanau, haapori, iwi and hapu? 
  • Do you want to make a positive impact in your community? 
  • How might you feel if you could change someone's life? 

If these questions create some curiosity, then this role might be for you.

Ngaa Kawenga| The Role

Corrections Officer, He Aapiha Whare Herehere.

  • AARAHI - supervise people's daily routines
  • MANAAKI - help people engage in their rehabilitation programme and attend appointments or tangihanga
  • WHAKAKIPAKIPA - motivate and inspire people to make positive changes
  • HAAPAI - monitor and manage health, safety and behaviours.
  • MAHITAHI - work closely with whaanau and other key stakeholders
  • MAHI - Be prepared to work 12 hour shifts across a 24/7 roster 

Ngaa puukenga me ngaa wheako | Skills and experience

If you have the following attributes then we want you.

  • Ability to engage with all cultures.
  • Understand the importance of tikanga and te reo Maaori within our unique settings.
  • Ability to solve problems and work collaboratively.
  • A critical thinker, using curiosity and imagination to generate new ideas.
  • Inspiring others with enthusiasm and a ‘take action' approach.
  • Passionate about supporting people to build confidence, resilience, and wellbeing.
  • Competent using online technology.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication.

To be eligible you need to:

  • Have the right to work in New Zealand or have a work visa with at least 12 months remaining
  • Have a full New Zealand Driver Licence (or be eligible to sit your full license within 3 months) or have a full International Licence
  • To declare any conflicts of interest and all previous criminal convictions. Please note the Corrections Officer role is exempt from the Clean Slate Act
  • Be medically fit for employment and complete a Medical Assessment and Physical Readiness Assessment
  • Pass a drug test

We provide fully paid training, you will commence training on our CODP (Corrections Officer Development Pathway) which involves an initial week's induction onsite, 5 weeks at our National Learning Centre in Wellington then four weeks back at your site, before graduating and from there, the learning journey will be ongoing.

Utu Aa-Tau | Salary

  • Starting salary $59,519, increasing as you achieve National Qualifications Level 3 ($64,197) and Level 4 ($69,363).

We offer a professional and progressive environment, continuous learning and development opportunities, access to Regional Staff Welfare Coordinators, Maori & Pasifika support Networks plus much more. 

Ko wai maatou | Who we are

Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a name that has been gifted to us by Iwi and conveys the responsibility for those in our care to reach their potential.  Our strategy, Hookai Rangi (, provides new ways to achieve better outcomes for Maaori, whaanau and communities.

Spring Hill Correctional Facility supports people from sentencing through to reintegration, providing access to holistic kaupapa Maaori support services that recognise the collective strength and capability of whaanau, hapuu and iwi.

Tono inaaianei | Apply Now

If you're excited about this role and think you have what it takes, but your skills and experience don't align 100%, we still want to hear from you and would encourage you to apply.

To apply, please submit a tailored CV and a cover letter describing your motivation for joining the department highlighting relevant skills and experience. Alignment to our kaupapa is critical to our success - we ask that you provide examples which reflect and demonstrate our organisation values. 

It is an exciting time to join us, and we continue to seek out talented individuals who are committed to an inclusive, vibrant workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals, and that of the collective talent in our whaanau.  All applications must be submitted through our careers site to ensure transparency. Applications received via email will not be considered. 

If you want to find out more about a career with us, visit or email our team at


‘Kotahi anoo te kaupapa, ko te oranga o te iwi'

‘There is only one purpose to our work: the wellness and wellbeing of our people.'